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Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards releases statement on government shutdown

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards issued a statement, Saturday, on the government shutdown and its impact on the state of Louisiana.

In the statement, Gov. Edwards calls on Congress to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) independently of the Continuing Resolution (CR) or as part of a grand bargain to end the shutdown.

“Today, we find ourselves in the midst of another frustrating partisan battle,” Edwards said in the statement. “Both parties are spending more time blaming one another than finding common ground. Caught in the crossfire are the more than 122,000 Louisiana children who depend on CHIP for health care and the thousands of families who look to the National Flood Insurance Program for coverage.”

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